Michelle Gooris’ selfie game is strong.

The 25-year-old RyanAir pilot shares her view from the cockpit – and her jetsetting adventures on her days off – on Instagram, where she’s known by over 54,000 followers as @dutchpilotgirl. She also writes a travel blog of the same name.

Gooris hopes to show people what a pilot’s life is really like, and to combat misconceptions about who can be one. Here’s how she does it.

Michelle Gooris is a 25-year-old pilot from the Netherlands.

She started training at CAE Aviation Academy Amsterdam when she was 19.


Thank you for all your comments on the previous photo! ❤😘✈️ My new base will be Brussels (Zaventem)! 🌍🌸Last week in Barcelona, I will miss the great weather 🌊☀️but I am so ready for a new adventure! 😍💪🏻

A post shared by Michelle ✈️ B737 Airline Pilot (@dutchpilotgirl) on Mar 15, 2017 at 10:48pm PDT

She takes epic cockpit selfies on the job.

When she’s not flying around the world, she’s a tourist just like everyone else.

She takes stunning vacations.


The tans will fade but the memories will last forever. 😘There will be an article on my website 💻 soon about this crazy 🍒paradise island🏝 you should all visit. 🍉🍇🐠☀️My month off is over so where shall I go next year? 🌈✈️😃

A post shared by Michelle ✈️ B737 Airline Pilot (@dutchpilotgirl) on Jun 29, 2017 at 4:20am PDT

And she’s definitely not afraid of heights.

Still, the job isn’t all jetsetting.


Suit & Tie. Looks always very chique. Please let this piece of clothing not change who you are… 😘 #business #businesswoman #women #girl #pilot #uniform #blonde #b737 #boeing #luxe #work #aircraft #aviation #drinks #suit #tie #success #jetset #happy #awesome #life #lifestyle #lifegoals #goals #girlpilot #inspire #people #airline #voecomelas #misscopilot

A post shared by Michelle ✈️ B737 Airline Pilot (@dutchpilotgirl) on Nov 27, 2016 at 7:48am PST

“I noticed the general idea of being a ‘pilot’ is surrounded by a lot of misconceptions,” Gooris wrote on her blog, Dutch Pilot Girl.

Gooris wanted to share her story to show that anyone can become a pilot as long as they give it their all.

“This industry is about passion and the will to work hard for your goals in life,” she wrote.

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